A lot of knowledge is concentrated in Schweinfurt plus there is a high density of highly trained specialists, especially engineers, a fact that is well known to cutting-edge companies in the area.
A major bonus for employees are little traffic, ample parking spaces, low rent and real estate costs. On top of that, there are nature parks and recreation areas everywhere – why we call it the tranquil center of Europe. It’s like an insider tip for people looking for a great standard of living at affordable prices. Understanding the local dialect is going to be a challenge that you will master eventually.
The German poet Friedrich Rückert once commented that the name of his city of birth should have been “Mainfurt” or even “Winefurt” because wine is everywhere around it. But, no, it is “Swinefurt” because that’s what it is.
The Schweinfurt dialect is particularly thick and locals have a peculiar way to form plurals that defies German grammar and is truly unique to the city. Consequently, the dialect is defined as “Schweinfurterisch.”
The city boasts a great infrastructure: One inland port, three Autobahn highways and three train stations. It is super easy and quick to get anywhere in Germany from here.
The Wildpark Schweinfurt animal park is home to 460 animals from Germany and all over the world. It is a must see for children. In the summer months, there is also a splash pool for the little ones and a cold water wading pool for adults. By the way, there is no entry fee.
Schweinfurt is a great place for (higher) learning: There are 19,000 pupils and about 4,000 college students. The public sector is well represented by 5,000 civil servants working here.
As far as manufacturing is concerned, Schweinfurt is the world capital of wheel bearing production. As the most significant industrial city in Northern Bavaria, Schweinfurt has the highest GDP in Bavaria and is the premier European manufacturing center for roller bearings. In the past few years, the city has also gained a reputation as a place for the arts and now advertises itself as a city of art and manufacturing.
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